2017/18 Sign up/Band Parent AGM. 4:30-6:30pm @ Clavet school 21st June

Only two weeks of school left!

Next Wednesday is both the 2017/18 sign up/information night and the Band Parents AGM at Clavet School.

The Band Parents Association is looking for upwards of 3 volunteers for next year. Please contact Mr. Martin if you are interested in helping the program grow and can offer any assistance to the program.  

  • 4:30-6:30pm – Meet the Teacher, Sign up and rental information
  • 6:15pm – Band Parent Association AGM

Both Mr. Martin, Mr. Ward and the Band Parents Association will be there to answer any questions about next year. Brett Graham from St.Johns music will also be in attendance to field any questions or set up rental contracts for instruments.

**Program news**   -> 2017-18 Music Programs  (Document of next years programs)

We are excited that all schools will be studying music in grade 5 and 6 next year. This will also change the division band format slightly. Starting from the fall the Intermedite and Senior Band will combine to create the East Winds.

All students grades 7-12 will only have one class per cycle in their home schools in addition to the bi-weekly rehearsals in Allan School. This will result in pull out time being reduced on average to just less than 2 pull out classes a week.

All division band students will also get the chance to choose from 4 other ensembles in addition to the East Winds and for students in grades 10-12 this will mean the option of gaining extra music credits of their choice.

Please read the above (attached) document explaining the changes.

We hope to see you on the 21st or sooner.

Happy Weekend!

Final Division Rehearsal – This Wednesday June 14th

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!

The final Division Band rehearsal for the 2016/17 school year is already. It is very important that all intermediate/senior students attend to hand in music and also to talk about next years division rehearsal format and options.

We will be taking students to the Park and Allan Bowl to wrap up. Any student that wants to go bowling needs to bring $3 and contact Mr. Martin ASAP to confirm that they want to bowl. 

Wednesday Division Band Schedule
1:00 Mini Assembly/Announcements:    Mini-Gym
1:05    
EAST DIVISION BAND

Intermediate and Senior Band Combined Rehearsal

 

 

Location: Mini Gym
2:30

 

3:00

4:20

2017/18 BREAKOUT SESSIONS DISCUSSION/SIGN UP  
Group Activities: Bowling (bring $3) and Team building games
Wrap up and Dismiss @4:30pm

 

 

Concert Congratulations!

A huge congratulations to our Graduates and all other students involved in Monday nights Spring Concert. You all played really well!

  • There is no division rehearsal this week in Allan – Due to the West Spring concert.  The final Division rehearsal for the year is on June 14th!
  • Regular classes will continue until the 16th of June.

Spring Concert Tomorrow Night

Hoping everyone had a fantastic weekend and managed to enjoy the great weather!

Just a quick reminder about tomorrows Spring Concert. We look forward to seeing you there.

Afternoon Schedule:

3:00-3:30pm – Students are bused from home schools

3:30-4pm –Students arrive – Students help set stage

4:15pm Beginner Band Rehearsal*

5:00pm – Senior Rehearsal*

– Showband rehearse/Talk through*

5:30pm – Intermediate rehearsal*

– Percussion Ensemble Rehearse/Talk through*

6:30pm – Doors open

7:00pm  Performance

    • Intermediate Band – As Winds Dance, Chorale From Jupiter, Tell Tale Heart
    • Showband – TBC
    • Beginner Band – Selections from Soundstart 1-4, Popcorn Prelude
    • Percussion Ensemble – Minor Rock, Fresh Trash, Found objects, Rhino Rock,
    • Senior Band – Flourish for Wind Band, Chasing Sunlight, Resplendent Light, Imaginarium, Vivo Galop
*All students are expected to stick to their designated areas during downtime and eat their packed supper and get changed into concert dress when they can.

“Changing Seasons” Concert Tonight

For anyone looking to complete a concert review or just to come and be inspired please consider coming out to Broadway Theatre this evening for  and a magnificent evening of music in a diverse meshing of styles and sounds.

World renowned Violin Soloist Mark Fewer is performing with both the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra and Saskatoon Brass Band this evening 7:30pm at Broadway Theatre. The concert will also feature solos from Adam Streisel and the Saskatoon Symphony Strings.

Spring Concert – Monday May 29th @ Lakeview Church

Hello,

A huge congratulations and thank you to all Intermediate and Senior students that took part in the In-Division tour over the past two days. This is invaluable preparation for this Mondays concert but also is a chance for students to display our years work in our home schools and communities.

SPRING CONCERT – Monday May 29th

The year-end concert is finally upon us as all of our seven communities come together to perform at Lakeview Church this coming Monday at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm).

All students will be bussed from their home schools directly after school to the concert venue to rehearse and prepare.

Performing Ensembles:

  • Beginner Band Performing: Popcorn Prelude, Selections from Soundstart lessons 1-4
  • Intermediate Band    Performing: As Winds Dance, Chorale from Jupiter, Tell Tale Heart
  • Junior Jazz: Performing Selections from the year
  • Percussion Ensemble: Performing: Fresh Trash, Rhino Rock, Minor Rock
  • Senior East and West Winds   Performing: Flourish For Wind Band, Chasing Sunlight, Resplendent Light, Imaginarium

For all Students to bring:

  • Music/Instrument
  • Uniform/Concert Clothes
  • Packed Supper

For any further questions please do not hesitate to contact your Music Teacher.

 

Mr. Martin – will.martin@spiritsd.ca         Mr. Ward alexander.ward@spiritsd.ca

Senior In-Division Tour – Friday May 25th

Hello again and thank you to our magnificent Intermediate students that played fantastically today in Clavet, Hanley and South Corman Park.

ALL senior students are on tour tomorrow performing in Allan and Aberdeen. Please see the below and attached details. All students will be bussed from the home schools at 9am.

In Division Tour Seniors – Word Document (letter)

East Band Division Tour – Seniors – Friday 26th

9:00AM Bus 1 Dundurn, 2 Clavet 3 Aberdeen – Depart for Allan
10:00AM Arrive at Allan – Warm-up and tune
10:15AM Concert #1
11:00AM Take down and load up
11:15AM Travel to Aberdeen
12:15PM Unload and setup
12:30PM Lunch
1:00PM Warm up and Tune
1:10PM Concert #2
1:50PM Take down and load up
2:00PM Bus 1, 2, 3 depart for home schools
3:00pm Bus 1 arrive Dundurn/Bus 2 Arrive Clavet, Bus 3 Arrive in Allan (3:15)

 

To Bring:

  • Concert Dress (Bring Ties if you have them)
  • Bag Lunch
  • Music & Instrument

Other:

  • Concert Rep: Flourish For Wind Band, Chasing Sunlight, Resplendent Light, Imaginarium, Vivo
  • All students will be expected to help with the setup and takedown. There will be chairs and stands to setup for the wind players and the percussionists can look after their equipment. Pease come prepared to pitch in and help someone out.
  • I have emailed all the teachers and admin about this day but it is important that the students also inform the teachers of their absence in advance so they know what they will be missing.

            Bus Pickups:

  • Clavet, Aberdeen, Dundurn Pickups at 9:00am
  • Allan School Meet at Allan

Bus Drop Offs:

  • Clavet 2:45 Dundurn 2:55   Allan 3:10pm
  • Aberdeen Students return to classes at 2:00pm

Intermediate Band Tour Tomorrow – May 25th

East Band Division Tour – Intermediates May 25th

Just a reminder that the East Intermediate Division Band (grade 6-8) is performing in Clavet, Hanley and South Corman Park tomorrow. Please see all final details below. The Seniors will not be touring this day but will be touring Allan and Aberdeen on Friday.   

·         Bus 1  Departs  Dundurn School 7:35 à SCP 7:45

·         Bus 2 Departs Colonsay 7:15 à  Allan 7:35

·         Bus 3 Departs Aberdeen 7:15am

·         Clavet students meet in Clavet

Bus 1, 2,3 Arrive at Clavet 8:00AM
Intermediate Band rehearsal and set up with Mr. Ward/Ms. Worman 8:15AM
Concert #1   –  Clavet 9:15AM
Take down and load up 9:50AM
Travel to Hanley on bus 1 10:00AM
Unload and setup 10:50AM
Warmup and Tune 11:10AM
Concert #2     – Hanley 11:15AM
Take down and load up 11:55AM
Travel to SCP 12:15PM
Unload and setup 12:35PM
Eat Lunch 1:00PM
Warm up 1:25PM
Concert # 3      – SCP 1:30 PM
Take down and load up 1:55PM
Depart for home schools for school end 2:05 PM

 

To Bring:

  • Concert Dress – All Black (Pants/Long Skirt, Socks and shoes (Polo shirt provided)
  • Bag Lunch
  • Music & Instrument

Other:

  • Concert Rep: As Winds Dance, Chorale from Jupiter, Stormchasing, Of Gentle Spirit, Tell Tale Heart
  • All students will be expected to help with the setup and takedown. There will be chairs and stands to setup for the wind players and the percussionists can look after their equipment. Please come prepared to pitch in and help someone out.
  • I have emailed all the teachers and admin about this day but it is important that the students also inform the teachers of their absence in advance so they know what they will be missing.

Bus Pickups:

Bus 1  Departs  Dundurn School 7:35am  SCP 7:45

Bus 2 Departs Colonsay 7:15am  Allan 7:35

Bus 3 Departs Aberdeen 7:15am                   Clavet students meet in Clavet Bus

Drop Offs:

  • Dundurn School 2:30 (SCP Students return to classes) Colonsay: 2:45PM, Allan 3:00PM
  • Clavet 2:25pm Aberdeen 3:00pm

Big Week Ahead!

Hello,

This week marks the start of our year wrap up with the Intermediate and Senior Bands touring within Prairie Spirit School Division. Please see the detials below. Next Monday is also our Spring Division Concert at Lakeview Church.

The Senior Band will not be touring with the West Band this year but will be performing as a joint Division Band this coming Monday May 29th. All students (Beginners, Intermediates and Seniors) will be bussed from their home schools to Lakeview church where they will rehearse and perform at 7pm.

In-Division Tour Details

Intermediate Band – Thursday May 25th  (Performances in Clavet, Hanley, SCP)

Bus Times:

Pick up:

  • Bus 1 Departs  Hanley 7:15am  Dundurn 7:30am SCP 7:45
  • Bus 2 Departs Colonsay 7:15am Allan 7:35am
  • Bus 3 Departs Aberdeen 7:15am

Drop Off:

  • Bus 1: Dundurn 2:30pm, Hanley 2:45pm  
  • Bus 2: Colonsay 2;45pm  Allan: 3:15pm
  • Bus 3: Clavet 2:25pm  Aberdeen: 3:00pm

Bring:

  • Music, Instrument, Uniform, Packed Lunch

Senior Tour May 26th – (Performances in Allan and Aberdeen)

9:00AM Bus 1 Dundurn, 2 Clavet    3 Aberdeen – Depart for Allan

Allan Students meet in Allan

10:00AM Arrive at Allan – Warm-up and tune
10:15AM Concert #1
11:00AM Take down and load up
11:15AM Travel to Aberdeen
12:15PM Unload and setup
12:30PM Lunch
1:00PM Warm up and Tune
1:10PM Concert #2
1:50PM Take down and load up
2:00PM Bus 1, 2, 3 depart for home schools
3:00pm Bus 1 arrive Dundurn/Bus 2 Arrive Clavet, Bus 3 Arrive in Allan (3:15)